Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(15,943 posts)
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 10:54 AM Sep 2019

Delta Air Lines will use facial recognition cameras at LAX boarding gates

Source: LA Times

Delta Air Lines will begin using facial recognition technology at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, installing cameras to identify passengers at one boarding gate, with plans to add more.

The move by the Atlanta-based carrier comes as a coalition of progressive groups, including Greenpeace, MoveOn and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, called for a federal ban of the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies.

Critics of the technology say the images collected by the cameras can be stored and used to violate the privacy of innocent people, and that the technology is more likely to misidentify women and people of color than white men.

A spokeswoman for the coalition said the groups also oppose the use of the technology by airlines.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-09-05/delta-air-lines-will-use-facial-recognition-cameras-at-lax-boarding-gates

And so it begins.

I suspect within 20 years this technology will be so pervasive that your every public move will be tracked.

It's already becoming a reality in China.
6 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Delta Air Lines will use facial recognition cameras at LAX boarding gates (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Big brother and all that... defacto7 Sep 2019 #1
Jaywalk in China and you get a ticket in the mail. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2019 #2
Break out the makeup kit Ellen Forradalom Sep 2019 #3
When this technology malfunctions, as they do, what is the recourse MarcA Sep 2019 #4
You'll have to get a full face transplant. miyazaki Sep 2019 #5
Many. Igel Sep 2019 #6


(13,485 posts)
1. Big brother and all that...
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:01 AM
Sep 2019

Outside of being overtly intrusive and a danger to our civil rights it's also practically useless in experimental use. Money, meet drain.


(35,727 posts)
6. Many.
Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:22 PM
Sep 2019

Since when the tech malfunctions in a way that somebody cares about, the "penalty" is having somebody come up to you and ask for your ID.

Even when DMV records are searched, the list of candidates is forwarded to a person to make final determination. You can look through 16 million records, narrow the search by descriptors to perhaps 20,000, or have an AI check and then compare the information with 100 pictures. But nothing rests on the AI's work except having your picture be submitted as a list of candidates ... Which is was to begin with.

It's different in China because it's different in China. More "democratic" things are prohibited, social capital is run by the state instead of social-media mobs, and when you do something bad the consequences can be very bad.

Latest Discussions»Latest Breaking News»Delta Air Lines will use ...